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University Park, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The University Park Census Designated Place had a population of 4,172 as of July 1, 2017. University Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for University Park is located at latitude 32.2768 and longitude -106.7463 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the University Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,914 feet.

The University Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409380) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The University Park Census Designated Place is located within Las Cruces Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with University Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for University Park: Agricultural College, State College.

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University Park, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,172
Daytime Population: Workers 5,203
Daytime Population: Residents 3,085
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,288
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.99
Population in Households 2,358
Population in Familes 1,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,814
Population Density2 2,693
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $11,795
Average Household Income $15,728
Per Capita Income $6,752


Total Housing Units 1,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6 ( 0.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,109 (89.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 1,115
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% 0.02%
Households -0.14% -0.02%
Families -0.7% -0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   0.81%

University Park, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Park to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 88th
Population Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 59 87th
Median Household Income # 443 0th
Per Capita Income # 442 0th

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